- Barnes' Badass Boast.
- Sgt. Elias Grodin's death, depicted on the cover and satirized many times since due to its memorable awesomeness. Also counts as a Tear Jerker.
- Adagio for Strings. Also counts as a Tear Jerker.
- Chris killing Barnes at the end.
- Elias slugging Barnes in the face to stop his brutality towards the Vietnamese villagers.